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iRobot Roomba 780 Vacuum Cleaning Robot
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- iAdapt Multi-Room Navigation uses a full suite of sensors to navigate and adapt to your changing home
- Room to room cleaning with the included Virtual Wall Lighthouse beacons
- 3-Stage Cleaning System agitates, brushes and suctions floors
- Conveniently schedule up to 7x per week, or just press CLEAN on the robot
- Automatically docks and recharges
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Founded in 1990 by roboticists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, iRobot is THE robot company. For more than twenty years, our focus has been to provide robots that empower people to do more – whether that's in defense and security, telepresence communication or in the home.
iRobot Roomba 780 Vacuum Cleaning Robot for Pets and Allergies
The iRobot Roomba 780 vacuum cleaning robot removes up to 98% of dirt, dust and pet hair – on its own – at the touch of a button. Using iAdapt Responsive Cleaning Technology, the robot thoroughly vacuums the entire floor, including hard-to-reach spots under furniture.
3-Stage Cleaning with AeroVac Series 2 – Roomba 780 picks up an amazing amount of dirt, pet hair and other debris with its patented 3-stage cleaning system. A spinning side brush cleans along wall edges, counter-rotating brushes act like a dustpan and broom, and a powerful AeroVac Series 2 vacuum pulls dirt, hair, and debris off the brushes to the back of the bin. Roomba 780 uses a new advanced cleaning head which provides superior performance for picking up pet hair, dirt, dust and more.
iAdapt Responsive Cleaning Technology – iAdapt is iRobot’s advanced system of software and sensors that allows Roomba to clean more of your room, more thoroughly. It ensures Roomba vacuums every section of your room multiple times, cleaning areas you can’t easily reach including under furniture, around everyday obstacles, and along walls. It even avoids stairs and drop-offs, navigates past soft barriers such as couch skirts, recognizes cords and carpet fringe, and self-adjusts to clean hardwood, carpet, and linoleum.
Long-lasting battery – The robot uses sophisticated power management software that results in 50% longer battery life than previous Roomba generations, ensuring hundreds of cleaning cycles under proper use.
Cliff detecting technology prevents your Roomba from falling down stairs
Control Roomba by infrared remote without getting up
Roomba can be scheduled to perform up to seven cleaning sessions per week
Virtual Wall Lighthouses use infrared beams to block Roomba from entering off-limit areas
Roomba’s wall-following technology allows it to clean along edges and corners
Roomba self-adjusts between floor types, providing optimized cleaning
|iRobot Roomba 630||iRobot Roomba 650||iRobot Roomba 770||iRobot Roomba 780||iRobot Roomba 790||iRobot Roomba 880|
|Maintenance||Some Maintenance||Some Maintenance||Limited Maintenance||Limited Maintenance||Limited Maintenance||Virtually Maintenance Free|
|Cleaning System||AeroVac Series I||AeroVac Series I||AeroVac Series II||AeroVac Series II||AeroVac Series II||AeroForce Performance Cleaning System|
|XLife Extended Life Battery||✓|
|Filtration||AeroVac Filter||AeroVac Filter||HEPA Filter||HEPA Filter||HEPA Filter||HEPA Filter|
|iAdapt Responsive Navigation Technology||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Dirt Detect||Series I||Series I||Series II w/Persistent Pass Cleaning||Series II w/Persistent Pass Cleaning||Series II w/Persistent Pass Cleaning||Series II w/Persistent Pass Cleaning|
|Full Bin Indicator||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Accessories Included||1 Virtual Wall, Flat Brush Cleaning Tool||1 Virtual Wall, Flat Brush Cleaning Tool||2 Virtual Walls, Round Brush Cleaning Tool, Flat Brush Cleaning Tool||2 Virtual Wall Lighthouses, Extra Brush Set, Extra Filter Set, Round Brush Cleaning Tool, Flat Brush Cleaning Tool||3 Virtual Wall Lighthouses, Extra Brush Set, Extra Filter Set, Round Brush Cleaning Tool, Flat Brush Cleaning Tool||2 Virtual Wall Lighthouses, Extra Large HEPA Filter|
|Remote Control||✓||✓||Wireless Command Center||✓|
iRobot Roomba 780 Vacuum Cleaning Robot for Pets and Allergies. The iRobot Roomba 780 vacuum cleaning robot removes up to 98% of dirt, dust and pet hair on its own at the touch of a button. Using iAdapt Responsive Cleaning Technology, the robot thoroughly vacuums the entire floor, including hard-to-reach spots under furniture.
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|Item Dimensions||3.4 x 13.9 x 13.9 in||13.9 x 13.9 x 3.6 in||13.8 x 13.8 x 3.6 in||13 x 13 x 3.6 in||13.9 x 13.9 x 3.6 in||13 x 13 x 3.1 in|
|Item Weight||13.6 lbs||8 lbs||8.6 lbs||8.4 lbs||8.7 lbs||6.7 lbs|
|Runtime||—||—||75 minutes||60 minutes||120 minutes||—|
|Additional Features||Superior pick-up power on pet hair.||5x stronger power, Thorough coverage, 60 minute runtime, Scheduling, Ideal for pet hair||5x stronger power, Expanded entire level coverage, 75 minute runtime, Ideal for pet hair, Wi-Fi connected||5x stronger power, Thorough coverage, 60 min runtime, Ideal for pet hair, Wi-Fi connected||10x stronger power, Expanded entire level coverage, 120 minute runtime, Ideal for pet hair, Wi-Fi connected||smartphone control|
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1)Is a Roomba right for me?
2)Should I go for the 780 over the 760 or 770?
Let me address question (1) first: Is the Roomba right for me? My thoughts on the Roomba are this. It is a great little automatic vacuum/duster but it isn't perfect. Here are the pros and cons as I see them:
* It's an automated vacuum. Seriously, how awesome is that? Who wants to spend a morning vacuuming when they can just let loose the tiny 'bot and go do other things? Not me.
* Adaptive logic. The brain behind how it gets every space covered.
* Programmable. iRobot encourages tech-heads to program their Roombas to get the most out of it though I haven't and I don't think it is essential.
* Date and time functions. You can program when you want the little bot to run it's cleaning cycle.
* Small dust bin. The dust bin was reading full after vacuuming one small carpeted room before even completing its cleaning cycle.
* Not really truly set and forget - just like regular vacuuming, you need to prepare the room. Think of the things you normally move around when vacuuming so you can get behind furniture or other objects. You need to pre-move everything. Do doors stay open so the Roomba can go from room to room or do you close them to get behind them and set the Roomba in each room individually?
* Lots of maintenance - it says you need to de-hairs the sweeper rollers after every 3 - THREE - uses. Is that something you normally do for your big vac?
* Small replaceable filters - no bag means the filters will get dirtier faster and will need to be replaced more often.
* Deep cleaning - I guess I just don't see the little vac giving that "deep" clean that a full size unit can deliver.
For me, I use my Roomba as a excellent little automated duster for our hard floors. It really helps in keeping those pesky dust bunnies in check though I still need to get the swiffer out to get underneath dressers and such.
The 780 is truly gorgeous. With the touch controls and finish it looks as good as any Apple product IMHO, a beautiful complement to any modern deco home.
780 vs 770 vs. 760.
All have HEPA filters and the same cleaning mechanism. The 770 and 780 have improved dust detection through added sensors and the 780 inlcudes 2 light towers to help with room to room navigation and touch controls versus buttons. Additionally my 780 came with cleaning tools for the spin brush and rollers as well as an extra set of rollers/spin brush and hepa filters.
The Roomba is a great added tool to keeping my house clean but I am not sure I could rely on it alone to get the job done.
Usage update: I've found that if I leave the Roomba unused for an extended period of time, say 2 weeks, then I run the risk of having to reset the unit. This is just weird and possibly a software glitch which I'm not sure of how to update.
Secondly, and neat way to prolong the life of those mini-filters? I vacuum them with my big vac and bang, they're back looking fresh.
Then it went on a heavy sale for Cyber Monday, and I gave in. I'm happy I did!
In my house, we have 2 adults, 3 children (a four year old and 20 month twins), and a very sheddy yellow lab. So while the lab pick up big food chunks well, she replaces that with all of the hair she lets out. In a week's time, there are dog hair tumbleweeds that fly across our kitchen. And the kids are always dropping crumbs and bringing in dirt. Definitely not an easy house to keep clean, and I was worried about the capacity of the collection bin.
With some hesitation, I set it up, and let it run. Wow, this this really does work!
The kitchen has linoleum, and of course the Roomba gets it nice and clean. One thing I didn't expect is the side brush which spins to pull in dirt from the edges. That brush gets the edges cleaner than a broom. Unfortunately, in the kitchen, the Roomba moves fast enough that when it bumps into something, it's too loud to run at night, so I have to run it while we are gone in the daytime (it's really too loud to listen to for 45 minutes).
The living room has carpet, and the Roomba cleans this super well too! Each time it runs, it picks up enough to fill the bin. I'm consistently amazed! In here, I can schedule it for night time, as it's quiet enough to do the job without waking up anyone.
The other things I have found really handy with this model are the virtual walls and the brush replacements. The virtual walls have been so useful in making sure the Roomba stays in the living room at night. And the extra brush set is surely going to come in handy in not too long, as I can already see wear on the current brush.
The only thing they really didn't need to include was the remote control. Seems a little silly. I tried it out, and it operates fine, but I doubt I will ever use it.
Overall, a great purchase, and I may investigate getting a second one for the new house, so that I don't have to bring it up and down the stairs.